Category: bookmaking

Concertina into dyepot

This is a large project from India Flint’s course “being (t)here 2021.” The project’s official name is the nomad’s notebook. I enjoyed plucking bits of plants here and there and assembling the bundle. However,...

Concertina assembled

After a laborious session at the sewing machine, the concertina is assembled (in halves) and ready for dyeing. All in all, it went smoothly with less mistakes than I usually make, I think. I...

India Flint – being (t)here 2021

I joined India Flint’s year-long online workshop. There is no one like India. She frees up my somewhat-restrictive mentality and makes it easy to try new things without a lot of pressure for perfection....

Little library

I used my yellow onion skin Shizen paper for book covers for these three little books. It’s fun to have a set. And I can make more just like this, with different interiors of...

Experiments

I did some assessment of the new techniques I’ve been exploring to develop interesting pages for my handmade books. I have quite a collection forming, which is gratifying. I realized that I don’t want...

Cyanotypes with lupine leaves

I’m working on my repertoire of techniques. I pressed some lupine leaves, which have wonderful dramatic rayed shapes. Then laid them over the cyanotype solution which I painted on these little four-winds folded booklets....

Stitcher’s sketchbooks

A spur of the moment project – Stitcher’s Sketchbooks as taught by Ali Ferguson via TextileArtist.org. I enjoyed making these and I’m glad I did, but I’m not sure I will use them as...